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H. Elliott
Penalty Goal
L. Dobbin
Penalty Save
D. Núñez
Penalty Goal
L. Sibley
Penalty Goal
Roberto Firmino
Penalty Miss

Match Stats

73% 26%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 3
Total Passes 737 261
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Liverpool welcome Southampton to Anfield at the weekend in their final Premier League game before the break for the World Cup. Derby travel to MK Dons in League One.
Liverpool secure their place in the next round of the EFL Cup with a thrilling penalty shoot-out victory over Derby. They were unable to break down their visitors across 90 minutes at a packed and atmospheric Anfield, despite bringing on the big guns toward the end of the second half. But the heroics of Kelleher during the penalty shoot-out - he made three saves - won the tie for the Merseyside outfit.
GOAL! Elliott slots home and wins the shoot-out for Liverpool.
C. Kelleher
Penalty Save
Kelleher saves from Dobbin.
SAVED! Kelleher dives to his right and saves Dobbin's penalty.
GOAL! Wildsmith guesses correctly but Nunez scores.
GOAL! Sibley sends Kelleher the wrong way and scores.
MISSED! Firmino skies his penalty over the bar.
C. Kelleher
Penalty Save
Kelleher saves Forsyth's penalty.
SAVED! Forsyth's penalty is saved by Kelleher.
C. Kelleher
Penalty Save
Kelleher saves from Hourihane.
GOAL! Oxlade-Chamberlain sends Wildsmith the wrong way and goes to his left.
SAVED! Hourihane sees his effort saved by Kelleher.
J. Wildsmith
Penalty Save
Wildsmith saves from Bajcetic.
SAVED! Bajcetic sees his effort saved by Wildsmith.
GOAL! McGoldrick goes to his right.
J. Rooney
K. Smith
90' + 2' Rooney has come on for Smith.
J. Knight
M. Bird
90' + 2' Knight has replaced Bird.
90' There will be five minutes of additional time at the end of this second half.
88' Liverpool are ramping up the pressure - they want to settle this before a penalty shoot-out.
85' The atmosphere is getting a little tense at Anfield now, as the prospect of a penalty shoot-out looms.
82' CHANCE! Oxlade-Chamberlain lifts a delicate ball into the box to find Elliott, who's unable to catch his effort properly and sees it saved by Wildsmith.
80' CHANCE! McGoldrick plays a superb ball into the right channel to find Dobbin, who had broken into space. He shoots on goal but is unable to generate enough power to really trouble Kelleher.
78' Liverpool are continuing to search for a way to break down Derby but just not able to unlock the door.
76' The flurry of substitutions has just taken the rhythm out of the game somewhat.
B. Doak
Fábio Carvalho
74' Doak has replaced Carvalho to make his debut for Liverpool.
72' Tsimikas tries to drive in a free-kick from the right side only for the ball to strike Derby's wall and be cleared.
L. Thompson
N. Mendez-Laing
70' Thompson has replaced Mendez-Laing to bring energy to Derby's midfield.
68' Liverpool's triple-substitution has made an immediate impact - their tails are up.
D. Núñez
L. Stewart
65' Nunez has come on for Stewart to bring some strength and chaos in the forward line.
H. Elliott
B. Clark
65' Elliott has replaced Clark to bring some guile to the engine room.
Roberto Firmino
M. Frauendorf
65' Firmino has replaced Frauendorf to add some experience in the final third.
L. Dobbin
W. Osula
62' And Dobbin has come on for Osula to do the same ahead of the final half-hour.
D. McGoldrick
J. Collins
62' McGoldrick has replaced Collins to add fresh legs in the forward positions.
60' Derby will want things to settle down now after a hectic period for Liverpool.
58' Tsimikas lifts the ball to the back post for Frauendorf, who cushions his header back across goal to Oxlade-Chamberlain. He can't keep his effort down, however.
56' Liverpool are just trying to turn up the heat, now.
54' Carvalho tries his luck from the edge of the area after some nice build-up play only for Wildsmith to pull off a strong save.
52' CHANCE! Oxlade-Chamberlain shoots from distance and the deflection his effort takes very nearly catches Wildsmith out. But he recovers to make the save.
52' CHANCE! Sibley does well to square the ball into the box for Bird, who gets it out of his feet and drags his effort just wide.
50' The game is following the same pattern as the first half - Liverpool just lacking that incision in the final third.
48' Phillips plays a beautiful cross-field ball for Carvalho but the Portuguese is unable to control it.
46' We're back underway here at Anfield.
Liverpool have options on the bench that could pose problems for Derby, and it's likely that they'll tire as the second half progresses. But the visitors are in with a shot.
All square at the break here at Anfield. Liverpool have dominated the majority of the possession and the territory but have been unable to carve open Derby, who've looked comfortable throughout the opening 45 minutes. The stage is set for an interesting second half.
45' There will be one minute of additional time at the end of this first half.
44' Hourihane delivers a corner into the box from the left side but Liverpool deal with it well.
42' Ramsey tries to lift a ball into the box from deep on the right side only for Wildsmith to catch it comfortably.
40' Bajcetic tries to arrow an incisive ball into the opposing box only for Derby to clear their lines.
38' The sizeable travelling Derby contingent appear to be growing in voice and confidence.
36' Tsimikas fires the ball into the left channel for Carvalho, who's pushed over by Cashin. But the referee says no foul.
34' Mendez-Laing carries the ball forward well for Derby only for the move to break down when he shifted the ball out left.
32' CHANCE! Cashin's loose touch concedes possession of the ball to Stewart, who plays it out left to Carvalho before receiving it back to his feet. But his effort doesn't hit the target.
30' Derby are, gradually, beginning to see more of the ball and push a little higher up the field.
28' Derby will be content with their evening's work - they've looked really comfortable in defence.
26' Liverpool seem to be leaning heavily on the Tsimikas-Carvalho axis down their left flank.
24' Liverpool misplace a simple cross-field ball, inspiring jeers from the travelling Derby supporters.
22' Tsimikas crosses the ball into the box from the left side once again but Derby clear their lines.
20' Derby are beginning to make their presence felt a little more.
18' Derby have their first chance. Mendez-Laing whips the ball into the box to find Cashin, whose header flies over the bar.
15' CHANCE! The ball is whipped into the box from a corner from the left side and cleared as far as the edge of the box. That's where Oxlade-Chamberlain catches it on the volley - his effort is sweetly struck but flies just wide of the target.
12' The ball is played in from Liverpool's right side and takes a dangerous miscue on the way in - but Forsyth does well to steer it behind for a corner that comes to nothing.
10' Derby are yet to enjoy any spell of possession here. They just can't beat Liverpool's high press.
8' Liverpool have held the ball in some nice positions so far but they're yet to carve open Derby in any meaningful way.
6' Liverpool will need the older heads in the team to help out their youngsters this evening.
4' Liverpool enjoy a nice spell of possession to start the game that culminates with Ramsey shooting from distance. His effort fails to hit the target, however, dragging wide to the right of the goal.
2' The atmosphere on Merseyside this evening is sensational.
1' We're underway here at Anfield.
This is the third meeting between Liverpool and Derby in the EFL Cup, with The Reds winning both games at the third round stage (2-0 in October 1977, 3-0 in September 2016).
Derby have made one change from the side that drew with Torquay United. Paul Warne has replaced Louis Norman Dobbin with Hourihane in midfield.
Liverpool have made 11 changes from the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur. Jurgen Klopp has decide to use this game as a chance to rotate his squad.
DERBY COUNTY SUBS: Jason Knight, Kwaku Oduroh, Richard Stearman, Liam Thompson, David McGoldrick, Jake Rooney, Scott Loach, Lewis Dobbin, Osazee Aghatise.
DERBY COUNTY (4-4-2): Joe Wildsmith; Korey Smith, Eiran Cashin, Craig Forsyth, Haydon Roberts; Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Max Bird, Conor Hourihane, Louie Sibley; James Collins, William Osula.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Darwin Nunez, Harvey Davies, Adrian, Roberto Firmino, Harvey Elliott, Ben Doak, Jake Cain, Jarell Quansah, Luke Chambers.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Caoimhin Kelleher; Calvin Ramsey, Joseph Gomez, Nathaniel Phillips, Konstantinos Tsimikas; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bobby Clark, Stefan Bajcetic; Fabio Carvalho, Melkamu Frauendorf, Layton Stewart.
This is Derby's third game of this season's EFL Cup - they've already seen off Mansfield Town and West Brom to make it to Anfield. Derby are currently placed seventh in League One having taken 25 points from their opening 16 fixtures. If they could pull off an unlikely result here tonight it could be a real morale booster for the third-tier side.
This is Liverpool's first EFL Cup game of the season but they've already been busy boys. The Merseyside outfit are currently sitting eighth in the Premier League having taken 19 points from their opening 13 fixtures. They're already out of the title race so the EFL Cup is a viable opportunity for silverware.
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